But she also loves this self-same sea, indeed she is clearly a person who cannot easily live away from it, and whenever somewhere inland she is always compulsively drawn back to it, especially the waters around this extraordinary corner of west Wales. She has been involved with boats from her earliest childhood, starting with fishing trips with her late father and later honing her skills with other professional boatmen, and with fellow crew members on the St Davids lifeboat.
The book, which manages to compress an incredible amount of information into its 160 pages, contains some very comprehensive sections on the geology of the area, the sea and bird life around Ramsey, and the fauna and flora of the island which is today run as a bird sanctuary by the RSPB. The story also includes a substantial amount of history about the island and many of its former inhabitants in the years leading up its eventual acquisition by the society. So that in the end, although so personally autobiographical, this is indeed also a quite substantial book about Ramsey, with a considerable amount of most useful information about this most beautiful and beguiling of islands.
Magnificently illustrated throughout with some splendid photographs, many of which have been taken by Ffion herself, all this comes in a very compact hardback format at a very reasonable price of just £9.99.